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Text of Budget resolution FY2007

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 18, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of May 19, 2006 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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HCON 376 EH

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 376

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

SECTION 1. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007.

    (a) DECLARATION- The Congress declares that this is the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2007, including appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 through 2011.

    (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS-

      Sec. 1. Concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2007.

TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

      Sec. 101. Recommended levels and amounts.

      Sec. 102. Major functional categories.

TITLE II--RECONCILIATION

      Sec. 201. Reconciliation in the House of Representatives.

TITLE III--RESERVE FUNDS

      Sec. 301. Reserve fund for the disposal of underutilized Federal real property.

      Sec. 302. Reserve fund for Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act Reauthorization.

      Sec. 303. Reserve fund for calendar year 2007 alternative minimum tax relief.

      Sec. 304. Reserve fund for the National Flood Insurance Program to meet outstanding claims for flood damage in the Gulf.

      Sec. 305. Reserve fund for the reform of the regulation of government-sponsored enterprises.

      Sec. 306. Reserve fund to accommodate fully offset appropriations for Labor/HHS, Education, and other domestic priorities.

TITLE IV--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

      Sec. 401. Restrictions on advance appropriations.

      Sec. 402. Contingency operations related to the global war on terrorism and for unanticipated defense needs.

      Sec. 404. Application and effect of changes in allocations and aggregates.

      Sec. 405. Adjustments to reflect changes in concepts and definitions.

      Sec. 406. Compliance with section 13301 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990.

      Sec. 407. Exercise of rulemaking powers.

      Sec. 408. Treatment of allocations in the House.

      Sec. 409. Budgetary treatment of the National Flood Insurance Program.

      Sec. 410. Adjustments for tax legislation.

TITLE V--EMERGENCY RESERVE FUND

      Sec. 501. Nondefense reserve fund for emergencies.

      Sec. 502. Emergency criteria.

      Sec. 503. Development of guidelines for application of emergency definition.

      Sec. 504. Committee notification of emergency legislation.

      Sec. 505. Up-to-date tabulations.

TITLE VI--SENSE OF CONGRESS

      Sec. 601. Sense of Congress on long-term budgeting.

      Sec. 602. Sense of Congress on closing the tax gap to reduce the deficit.

      Sec. 603. Importance of funding FY2007 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation bill.

      Sec. 604. Unobligated funding offset.

TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

SEC. 101. RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS.

    The following budgetary levels are appropriate for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011:

      (1) FEDERAL REVENUES- For purposes of the enforcement of this resolution:

        (A) The recommended levels of Federal revenues are as follows:

          Fiscal year 2007: $1,780,666,000,000.

          Fiscal year 2008: $1,913,598,000,000.

          Fiscal year 2009: $2,011,187,000,000.

          Fiscal year 2010: $2,122,195,000,000.

          Fiscal year 2011: $2,212,263,000,000.

        (B) The amounts by which the aggregate levels of Federal revenues should be reduced are as follows:

          Fiscal year 2007: $38,933,000,000.

          Fiscal year 2008: $8,178,000,000.

          Fiscal year 2009: $20,384,000,000.

          Fiscal year 2010: $13,782,000,000.

          Fiscal year 2011: $144,808,000,000.

      (2) NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY- For purposes of the enforcement of this resolution, the appropriate levels of total new budget authority are as follows:

        Fiscal year 2007: $2,283,029,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008: $2,332,599,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009: $2,426,014,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010: $2,526,861,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011: $2,649,474,000,000.

      (3) BUDGET OUTLAYS- For purposes of the enforcement of this resolution, the appropriate levels of total budget outlays are as follows:

        Fiscal year 2007: $2,325,998,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008: $2,364,794,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009: $2,434,610,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010: $2,524,168,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011: $2,640,119,000,000.

      (4) DEFICITS (ON-BUDGET)- For purposes of the enforcement of this resolution, the amounts of the deficits (on-budget) are as follows:

        Fiscal year 2007: $545,332,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008: $451,196,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009: $423,423,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010: $401,973,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011: $427,856,000,000.

      (5) DEBT SUBJECT TO LIMIT- Pursuant to section 301(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the appropriate levels of the public debt are as follows:

        Fiscal year 2007: $9,182,000,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008: $9,744,000,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009: $10,275,000,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010: $10,781,000,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011: $11,307,000,000,000.

      (6) DEBT HELD BY THE PUBLIC- The appropriate levels of debt held by the public are as follows:

        Fiscal year 2007: $5,328,000,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008: $5,577,000,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009: $5,781,000,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010: $5,946,000,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011: $6,120,000,000,000.

SEC. 102. MAJOR FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES.

    The Congress determines and declares that the appropriate levels of new budget authority and outlays for fiscal years 2007 through 2011 for each major functional category are:

      (1) National Defense (050):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $512,901,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $534,858,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $484,661,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $505,516,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $504,753,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $505,874,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $514,858,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $512,573,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $525,781,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $524,894,000,000.

      (2) International Affairs (150):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $31,216,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $34,270,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $34,206,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $33,410,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $34,178,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $33,275,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $33,869,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $33,093,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $34,293,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $32,717,000,000.

      (3) General Science, Space, and Technology (250):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $25,938,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $25,108,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $27,146,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $26,083,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $28,193,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $27,135,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $29,410,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $28,263,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $30,689,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $29,483,000,000.

      (4) Energy (270):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $2,262,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $915,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $2,688,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $703,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $2,317,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $913,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $2,190,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $867,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $2,094,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $711,000,000.

      (5) Natural Resources and Environment (300):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $29,650,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $33,038,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $28,833,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $30,756,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $29,238,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $30,285,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $28,687,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $29,724,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $28,595,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $29,313,000,000.

      (6) Agriculture (350):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $27,356,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $26,782,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $25,205,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $24,564,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $24,512,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $23,829,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $23,370,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $22,560,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $23,011,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $22,281,000,000.

      (7) Commerce and Housing Credit (370):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $16,518,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $8,049,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $13,178,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $7,997,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $13,278,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $7,987,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $17,062,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $8,857,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $11,866,000,000

          (B) Outlays, $5,390,000,000.

      (8) Transportation (400):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $78,258,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $75,774,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $81,283,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $78,557,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $72,878,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $78,329,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $72,926,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $77,828,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $73,477,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $77,833,000,000.

      (9) Community and Regional Development (450):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $15,942,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $31,345,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $12,917,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $25,443,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $12,981,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $21,661,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $12,988,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $17,777,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $13,218,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $13,680,000,000.

      (10) Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services (500):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $84,849,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $87,530,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $84,140,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $85,316,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $83,989,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $83,273,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $83,393,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $82,575,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $83,343,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $82,597,000,000.

      (11) Health (550):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $273,450,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $274,616,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $289,867,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $291,070,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $310,193,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $308,529,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $326,949,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $326,511,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $348,509,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $346,802,000,000.

      (12) Medicare (570):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $382,803,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $388,276,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $413,350,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $413,417,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $443,331,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $443,022,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $472,962,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $473,238,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $523,267,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $523,305,000,000.

      (13) Income Security (600):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $356,761,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $362,086,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $371,174,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $374,267,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $381,732,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $384,278,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $391,682,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $393,209,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $406,687,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $406,960,000,000.

      (14) Social Security (650):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $16,922,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $16,922,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $18,814,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $18,814,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $20,694,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $20,694,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $22,866,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $22,866,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $26,480,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $26,480,000,000.

      (15) Veterans Benefits and Services (700):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $74,627,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $73,944,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $76,925,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $77,200,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $77,814,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $77,982,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $78,232,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $78,264,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $82,398,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $82,249,000,000.

      (16) Administration of Justice (750):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $42,795,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $43,621,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $42,908,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $43,578,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $43,454,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $43,716,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $43,816,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $43,903,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $44,862,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $44,492,000,000.

      (17) General Government (800):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $18,981,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $18,873,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $18,332,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $18,318,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $18,365,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $18,099,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $18,250,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $18,020,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $18,479,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $18,213,000,000.

      (18) Net Interest (900):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $354,138,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $354,138,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, $383,621,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $383,621,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, $405,846,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $405,846,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, $427,510,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $427,510,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, $449,248,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $449,248,000,000.

      (19) Allowances (920):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, $6,247,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, $5,280,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, -$7,922,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$5,437,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, -$7,252,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$5,918,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, -$7,384,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$6,882,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, -$7,539,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$7,282,000,000.

      (20) Undistributed Offsetting Receipts (950):

        Fiscal year 2007:

          (A) New budget authority, -$68,585,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$69,427,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2008:

          (A) New budget authority, -$68,727,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$68,399,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2009:

          (A) New budget authority, -$74,480,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$74,199,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2010:

          (A) New budget authority, -$66,775,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$66,588,000,000.

        Fiscal year 2011:

          (A) New budget authority, -$69,284,000,000.

          (B) Outlays, -$69,247,000,000.

TITLE II--RECONCILIATION

SEC. 201. RECONCILIATION IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

    (a) SUBMISSIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUED REFORM OF MANDATORY SPENDING- (1) Not later than June 9, 2006, the House committees named in paragraph (2) shall submit their recommendations to the House Committee on the Budget. After receiving those recommendations, the House Committee on the Budget shall report to the House a reconciliation bill carrying out all such recommendations without any substantive revision.

    (2) INSTRUCTIONS-

      (A) COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE- The House Committee on Agriculture shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $55,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

      (B) COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES- The House Committee on Armed Services shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $175,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

      (C) COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE- The House Committee on Education and the Workforce shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $1,323,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

      (D) COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES INSTRUCTION TO TRIGGER RELEASE OF FLOOD INSURANCE RESERVE FUND TO COVER ADDITIONAL CLAIMS IN THE GULF REGION- The House Committee on Financial Services shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $400,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

      (E) COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS- The House Committee on International Relations shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $250,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

      (F) COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY- The House Committee on the Judiciary shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $500,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

      (G) COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE- The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $50,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

      (H) COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS- The House Committee on Ways and Means shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce the deficit by $4,000,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

    (b) SUBMISSION OF REVISED ALLOCATIONS- (1) Upon the submission to the Committee on the Budget of the House of a recommendation that has complied with its reconciliation instructions solely by virtue of section 310(c) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the chairman of that committee may file with the House appropriately revised allocations under section 302(a) of such Act and revised functional levels and aggregates.

    (2) Upon the submission to the House of a conference report recommending a reconciliation bill or resolution in which a committee has complied with its reconciliation instructions solely by virtue of this section, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House may file with the House appropriately revised allocations under section 302(a) of such Act and revised functional levels and aggregates.

    (3) Allocations and aggregates revised pursuant to this subsection shall be considered to be allocations and aggregates established by the concurrent resolution on the budget pursuant to section 301 of such Act.

TITLE III--RESERVE FUNDS

SEC. 301. RESERVE FUND FOR THE DISPOSAL OF UNDERUTILIZED FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY.

    If the Committee on Government Reform of the House reports a bill or joint resolution, or an amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is submitted thereon, that enhances the Government's real property disposal authority and generates discretionary savings, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in allocations and aggregates by the amount provided by that measure for that purpose, but not to exceed $25,000,000 in new budget authority and outlays flowing therefrom for fiscal year 2007, and $25,000,000 in new budget authority and outlays flowing therefrom for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

SEC. 302. RESERVE FUND FOR SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF-DETERMINATION ACT REAUTHORIZATION.

    In the House, after the filing of a rule that provides for the consideration of any bill or joint resolution or whenever any bill or joint resolution is placed on any calendar, or if an amendment is offered to or conference report is submitted on any bill or joint resolution that provides for the reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Public Law 106-393), then the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in allocations and aggregates to the extent that such legislation would not increase the deficit for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

SEC. 303. RESERVE FUND FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007 ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX RELIEF.

    If the Committee on Ways and Means reports a bill, or an amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is submitted thereon, that would increase the exemption amounts specified in section 55(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 with respect to taxable years beginning in calendar year 2007, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in allocations and aggregates for fiscal year 2007 to the extent that such legislation would not reduce revenues below the aggregate level of revenues provided in section 101(1)(A) for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

SEC. 304. RESERVE FUND FOR THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM TO MEET OUTSTANDING CLAIMS FOR FLOOD DAMAGE IN THE GULF.

    If the Committee on Financial Services of the House reports a bill or joint resolution, or an amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is submitted thereon, that--

      (1) establishes more actuarially sound rates on policies issued by the National Flood Insurance Program; and

      (2) phases out flood insurance subsidies on pre-FIRM structures not used as primary residences;

    the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in allocations and aggregates by the amount provided by that measure for the purpose of liquidating the National Flood Insurance Fund's remaining contractual obligations resulting from claims made as a result of floods that occurred in 2005, but not to exceed $3,325,000,000 in new budget authority for fiscal year 2007 for that purpose. Such adjustments may also be made if the reforms set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) have been enacted prior to the consideration of the measure referred to in this section.

SEC. 305. RESERVE FUND FOR THE REFORM OF THE REGULATION OF GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISES.

    In the House, if--

      (1) the Committee on Financial Services of the House reports a bill or joint resolution, or if an amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is submitted thereon, that reforms the regulation of certain housing-related Government-sponsored enterprises; and

      (2) that committee is within its allocation as provided under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974;

    the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in allocations and aggregates to the extent that such legislation would not increase the deficit for fiscal year 2007 and the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

SEC. 306. RESERVE FUND TO ACCOMMODATE FULLY OFFSET APPROPRIATIONS FOR LABOR/HHS, EDUCATION, AND OTHER DOMESTIC PRIORITIES.

    In the House, if any measure is enacted that reduces direct spending for fiscal year 2007 and for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011, and so designates some or all of such savings provisions pursuant to this section, then the chairman of the Committee on Budget shall increase the allocation of new budget authority (and outlays flowing therefrom) to the Committee on Appropriations for fiscal year 2007 by an amount not to exceed the reduction in budget authority for that fiscal year achieved by such designated provisions. Adjustments made pursuant to this section may not be--

      (1) greater than the savings achieved by the measure in which such designated provisions are included; or

      (2) in excess of $3,100,000,000 for fiscal year 2007.

    Such chairman may make any other appropriate adjustments to applicable aggregates and allocations under this section.

TITLE IV--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

SEC. 401. RESTRICTIONS ON ADVANCE APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- (1) In the House, except as provided in subsection (b), an advance appropriation may not be reported in a bill or joint resolution making a general appropriation or continuing appropriation, and may not be in order as an amendment thereto.

    (2) Managers on the part of the House may not agree to a Senate amendment that would violate paragraph (1) unless specific authority to agree to the amendment first is given by the House by a separate vote with respect thereto.

    (b) ADVANCE APPROPRIATION- In the House, an advance appropriation may be provided for the fiscal years 2008 and 2009 for programs, projects, activities, or accounts identified in the joint explanatory statement of managers accompanying this resolution under the heading `Accounts Identified for Advance Appropriations' in an aggregate amount not to exceed $23,565,000,000 in new budget authority in each year.

    (c) DEFINITION- In this section, the term `advance appropriation' means any new budget authority provided in a bill or joint resolution making general appropriations or any new budget authority provided in a bill or joint resolution making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2007 that first becomes available for any fiscal year after 2007.

SEC. 402. CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS RELATED TO THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM AND FOR UNANTICIPATED DEFENSE NEEDS.

    (a) EXEMPTION OF CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS RELATED TO THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM AND FOR UNANTICIPATED DEFENSE NEEDS- In the House, if any bill or joint resolution is reported, or an amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is filed thereon, that makes appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for contingency operations directly related to the global war on terrorism, and other unanticipated defense-related operations, then the new budget authority, new entitlement authority, outlays, or receipts resulting therefrom shall not count for purposes of titles III or IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

    (b) CURRENT LEVEL- Amounts included in this resolution for the purpose set forth in this section shall be considered to be current law for purposes of the preparation of the current level of budget authority and outlays and the appropriate levels shall be adjusted upon the enactment of such bill.

SEC. 404. APPLICATION AND EFFECT OF CHANGES IN ALLOCATIONS AND AGGREGATES.

    (a) APPLICATION- Any adjustments of allocations and aggregates made pursuant to this resolution shall--

      (1) apply while that measure is under consideration;

      (2) take effect upon the enactment of that measure; and

      (3) be published in the Congressional Record as soon as practicable.

    (b) EFFECT OF CHANGED ALLOCATIONS AND AGGREGATES- Revised allocations and aggregates resulting from these adjustments shall be considered for the purposes of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 as allocations and aggregates contained in this resolution.

    (c) BUDGET COMMITTEE DETERMINATIONS- For purposes of this resolution--

      (1) the levels of new budget authority, outlays, direct spending, new entitlement authority, revenues, deficits, and surpluses for a fiscal year or period of fiscal years shall be determined on the basis of estimates made by the appropriate Committee on the Budget; and

      (2) such chairman may make any other necessary adjustments to such levels, including adjustments necessary, and in the House separate allocations, to reflect the timing of responses to reconciliation directives pursuant to section 201 of this resolution.

SEC. 405. ADJUSTMENTS TO REFLECT CHANGES IN CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS.

    Upon the enactment of a bill or joint resolution providing for a change in concepts or definitions, the appropriate chairman of the Committee on the Budget shall make adjustments to the levels and allocations in this resolution in accordance with section 251(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (as in effect prior to September 30, 2002).

SEC. 406. COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 13301 OF THE BUDGET ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 1990.

    (a) IN GENERAL- In the House and the Senate, notwithstanding section 302(a)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and section 13301 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, the joint explanatory statement accompanying the conference report on any concurrent resolution on the budget shall include in its allocation under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to the Committee on Appropriations amounts for the discretionary administrative expenses of the Social Security Administration.

    (b) SPECIAL RULE- In the House, for purposes of applying section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, estimates of the level of total new budget authority and total outlays provided by a measure shall include any discretionary amounts provided for the Social Security Administration.

SEC. 407. EXERCISE OF RULEMAKING POWERS.

    Congress adopts the provisions of this title--

      (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the House, respectively, and as such they shall be considered as part of the rules of each House, or of that House to which they specifically apply, and such rules shall supersede other rules only to the extent that they are inconsistent therewith; and

      (2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change those rules (so far as they relate to that house) at any time, in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of that House.

SEC. 408. TREATMENT OF ALLOCATIONS IN THE HOUSE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- In the House, the Committee on Appropriations may make a separate suballocation for appropriations for the legislative branch for the first fiscal year of this resolution. Such suballocation shall be deemed to be made under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and shall be treated as such a suballocation for all purposes under section 302 of such Act.

    (b) DISPLAY OF COMMITTEE ALLOCATIONS- An allocation to a committee under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 may display an amount to reflect a committee's instruction under the reconciliation process, but it shall not constitute an allocation within the meaning of section 302 of such Act. Any deficit reduction achieved in a reconciliation bill submitted pursuant to title II of this resolution shall not be included in current levels of new budget authority and outlays for purposes of enforcing an allocation under 302(a) of such Act.

SEC. 409. BUDGETARY TREATMENT OF THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM.

    (a) TREATMENT- For purposes of the allocations and aggregates in this resolution, the reconciliation directives established by this resolution, and for any other purpose under titles III and IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the budgetary effects of any bill or joint resolution, amendment thereto, or conference report thereon, or any recommendations submitted pursuant to section 201 that includes the reforms set forth in subsection (b) shall be scored without regard to the obligations resulting from the enactment of Public Law 109-208. Such estimate shall assume the liquidating of the National Flood Insurance Fund's remaining contractual obligations resulting from claims made as a result of floods that occurred in 2005.

    (b) LEGISLATION- The legislation referred to in subsection (a) shall--

      (1) establish more actuarially sound rates on policies issued by the National Flood Insurance Program; and

      (2) end flood insurance subsidies on pre-FIRM structures not used as primary residences.

SEC. 410. ADJUSTMENTS FOR TAX LEGISLATION.

    In the House, if the Committee on Ways and Means reports a bill or joint resolution, or an amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is submitted thereon, that amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by extending the expiration dates for Federal tax policies that expired during fiscal year 2006 or that expire during the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011, then the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make appropriate adjustments in the allocations and aggregates of budget authority, outlays, and revenue set forth in this resolution to reflect the budgetary effects of such legislation, but only to the extent the adjustments would not cause the level of revenue to be less than the level of revenue provided for in this resolution for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011 and would not cause the deficit to exceed the appropriate level of deficits provided for in this resolution for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

TITLE V--EMERGENCY RESERVE FUND

SEC. 501. NONDEFENSE RESERVE FUND FOR EMERGENCIES.

    (a) NONDEFENSE RESERVE FUNDS-

      (1) DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUND- In the House and except as provided by subsection (b), if a bill or joint resolution is reported, or an amendment is offered thereto (or considered as adopted) or a conference report is filed thereon, that provides new discretionary budget authority (and outlays flowing therefrom), and such provision is designated as an emergency pursuant to this section, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget shall make adjustments to the allocations and aggregates set forth in this resolution up to the amount of such provisions if the requirements set forth in section 504 are met, but the sum of all adjustments made under this paragraph shall not exceed $6,450,000,000 for fiscal year 2007.

      (2) OTHER ADJUSTMENTS- In the House, if a bill or joint resolution is reported or a conference report is filed thereon, and a direct spending or receipt provision included therein is designated as an emergency pursuant to this paragraph, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make adjustments to the allocations and aggregates set forth in this resolution.

    (b) ADDITIONAL ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURES- In the House, before any adjustment is made pursuant to this section for any bill, joint resolution, or conference report that designates a provision an emergency, the enactment of which would cause the total amount of the reserve fund set forth in subsection (a)(1) for fiscal year 2007 to be exceeded:

      (1) The chairman of the Committee on the Budget shall convene a meeting of that committee, where it shall be in order, subject to the terms set forth in this section, for one motion described in paragraph (2) to be made to authorize the chairman to make adjustments above the maximum amount of adjustments set forth in subsection (a).

      (2) The motion referred to in paragraph (1) shall be in the following form: `I move that the chairman of the Committee on the Budget be authorized to adjust the allocations and aggregates set forth in the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2007 by the following amount: $XXX for fiscal year 2007.', with the blank being filled in with amount determined by the chairman of the Committee on the Budget. For any measure referred to in subsection (a)(1), such amount shall not exceed the total amount for fiscal year 2007 designated as an emergency in excess of the applicable amount remaining in the reserve fund.

      (3) The motion set forth in paragraph (2) shall be open for debate and amendment, but any amendment offered thereto is only in order if limited to changing an amount in the motion.

      (4) Except as provided by paragraph (5), the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may not make any adjustments under subsection (a) or subsection (b) unless or until the committee filing a report or joint statement of managers on a conference report on a measure including an emergency designation fulfills the terms set forth in section 504.

      (5) The chairman of the Committee on the Budget shall make any adjustments he deems necessary under this section if he determines the enactment of the provision or provisions designated as an emergency is essential to respond to an urgent and imminent need, the chairman determines the exceptional circumstances referred to in rule 3 of the rules of the committee are met and the committee cannot convene to consider the motion referred to in this section in a timely fashion.

    (c) APPLICATION OF ADJUSTMENTS- The adjustments made pursuant to subsection (a) or (b) shall--

      (1) apply while that bill, joint resolution, conference report or amendment is under consideration;

      (2) take effect upon the enactment of that legislation; and

      (3) be published in the Congressional Record as soon as practicable.

SEC. 502. EMERGENCY CRITERIA.

    As used in this title:

      (1) The term `emergency' means a situation that--

        (A) requires new budget authority and outlays (or new budget authority and the outlays flowing therefrom) for the prevention or mitigation of, or response to, loss of life or property, or a threat to national security; and

        (B) is unanticipated.

      (2) The term `unanticipated' means that the underlying situation is--

        (A) Sudden, which means quickly coming into being or not building up over time;

        (B) Urgent, which means a pressing and compelling need requiring immediate action;

        (C) Unforeseen, which means not predicted or anticipated as an emerging need; and

        (D) Temporary, which means not of a permanent duration.

SEC. 503. DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION OF EMERGENCY DEFINITION.

    In the House, as soon as practicable after the adoption of this resolution, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget shall, after consultation with the chairmen of the applicable committees, and the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, prepare guidelines for application of the definition of an emergency and publish such guidelines in the Congressional Record, and may issue any committee print from the Committee on the Budget for this or other purposes.

SEC. 504. COMMITTEE NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY LEGISLATION.

    (a) COMMITTEE NOTIFICATION- Whenever a committee of the House (including a committee of conference) reports any bill or joint resolution that includes a provision designated as an emergency pursuant to this title, the report accompanying that bill or joint resolution (or the joint explanatory statement of managers in the case of a conference report on any such bill or joint resolution) shall identify all provisions that provide amounts designated as an emergency and shall provide an explanation of the manner in which the provision meets the criteria set forth in section 502.

    (b) CONGRESSIONAL RECORD- If such a measure is to be considered by the House without being reported by the committee of jurisdiction, then the committee shall cause the explanation to be published in the Congressional Record as soon as practicable.

SEC. 505. UP-TO-DATE TABULATIONS.

    The Committee on the Budget of the House shall publish in the Congressional Record up-to-date tabulations of amounts remaining in the reserve fund set forth in section 501, or authorized in excess thereof, as soon as practicable after the enactment of such amounts designated as emergencies.

TITLE VI--SENSE OF CONGRESS

SEC. 601. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON LONG-TERM BUDGETING.

    It is the sense of Congress that the determination of the congressional budget for the United States Government and the President's budget request should include consideration of the Financial Report of the United States Government, especially its information regarding the Government's net operating cost, financial position, and long-term liabilities.

SEC. 602. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON CLOSING THE TAX GAP TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT.

    It is the sense of Congress that any revenues increases achieved through recovery of taxes legally owed to the U.S. Treasury but not actually paid, the so-called `tax gap', shall be dedicated entirely to reducing the deficit and the accumulated debt, and not to financing additional spending.

SEC. 603. IMPORTANCE OF FUNDING FY2007 DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATION BILL.

    (a) FINDINGS- The House of Representatives finds that--

      (1) the budget resolution sets total discretionary spending at $872,778,000,000; and

      (2) additional funding can be provided for discretionary programs under the budget resolution provided that it is offset with mandatory or discretionary savings in negotiations with the Senate.

    (b) RECOGNITION- The House of Representatives recognizes the need to increase the President's fiscal year 2007 request for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation bill by not less than $7,158,000,000.

SEC. 604. UNOBLIGATED FUNDING OFFSET.

    There should be included in any offsets enacted to provide for the increases relative to the President's request for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill a rescission of at least $1,000,000,000 from available, unobligated funds previously appropriated for reconstruction activities in Iraq.

Passed the House of Representatives May 18 (legislative day, May 17), 2006.

Attest:

Clerk.

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 376

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 through 2011.